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Drill Bits
1/10/2018 7:44 PM | John Zsori
Blenders anf Food Processors
12/3/2016 6:35 PM | John Zsori
Wood Chisels
1/23/2016 3:47 PM | John Zsori
Handsaws
1/12/2016 5:18 PM | John Zsori
More on Chains
10/31/2015 12:02 PM | John Zsori
Reel Style Lawn Mowers
8/11/2015 6:14 PM | John Zsori
Working with chainsaws
8/9/2015 3:18 PM | John Zsori
Old Tools Need Not Be Forgotten
8/5/2014 6:42 AM | John Zsori
Rust
11/24/2013 7:40 AM | John Zsori
Winter is Coming
10/18/2013 6:39 AM | John Zsori

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More on Chains

Oct 31 2015
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When changing a chain on your chainsaw, there are a few things you can do to help save a little in the future. The first thing would be to clean all the debris out from behind the chain cover. This is easily done by taking a stiff bristled brush, such as a chip brush and brushing all the junk out. Make sure to remove the guide bar and clean the area where the bar oil comes out of the motor head. Because of the oil flowing in this area, it tends to build up with dust that can plug or restrict the lubrication to the chain. Once you have this cleaned out it will be easier to see what is going on when you reassemble the saw. It is also good practice to check the drive sprocket for wear. This is important as if the drive links of the chain do not fit correctly into the sprocket, it will damage the links, when the links are damaged, they will wear the groove in the guide bar sometimes opening it up a little which could allow the chain to slip out during use. Make sure the chain you are putti ...

Working with chainsaws

Aug 09 2015
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            When I am out in the field sharpening or making deliveries, I get the opportunity to talk with people about many different things that we do in the shop. When asked if we sharpen saw chains, I always say yes. This will lead to questions about why chains act the way they do. Recently, I was asked why a new chain would not stay on the bar. The chain was tensioned according to the paperwork that came with it, but as soon as he squeezed the trigger on the saw the chain would fly off. The original chain would no longer cut in a straight line, so he bought another chain. He said he picked up the same size chain for the bar, but it seemed to be too tight when he took the slack out of it.             I had him bring the saw over so I could check a few things for him. As soon as I took the chain off I realized what the problem was. Although the chain was for a 16” ba ...

Old Tools Need Not Be Forgotten

Aug 05 2014
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Every so often we come across something that we find interesting and think about bringing it back to a useful life. Recently we found just such an item in a garage. Leaning against the wall as if forgotten and slowly rusting away, was a two man cross cut saw. The handles were missing, but it seemed to be in fairly good condition, overall.

Rust

Nov 24 2013
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Rusty Hedge Shears.

Winter is Coming

Oct 18 2013
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Now that the gardening season is coming to and end, there are some things you can do to make next years season a little more enjoyable. Before putting all those favorite tools to rest for the winter months, take time to clean all the dirt and grime off them. Look over the cutting or working edges and have the ones needing attention touched up. Lastly but just as important is to put a light layer of oil on the surface. This can be either a light weight oil or spray a little cooking oil on them. This will not only help keep the rust down, but will also make them easier to use next season.